Born in Moscow in 1971, Mikhail Sytchev began to play and improvise on the guitar at the age of nine.

At the age of eleven, he entered the School of Music and Arts where he was a first and second prize-winner as a soloist at the Festival of Music. After graduation from musical college, Sytchev worked as a classical guitar teacher for 9 years.

In 1997, he came to the United States and continued teaching on a free-lance basis and performing as a soloist as well as with the other musicians, children's choir Campanella, and Russian Theatre Atrium.

His first experience in composition began at the age of 12 when he practiced a few hours every day.

The first pieces were small and technically easy, but some of the themes were used and developed in Sytchev's late opuses.

In 2006, a few of his works: Vision Dances, Aquarelles and Five scenes for children's home theatre were published by Sylvain Lemay (Les Production D'oz, Canada).